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Dr. Gordon discusses NIMH’s role in the HEAL (Helping End Addiction Long-term SM) Initiative -- the National Institutes of Health(NIH)’s all-in, coordinated response to the opioid epidemic...Learn More
Mental illnesses are a global problem. In this director’s Message, Dr. Gordon discusses his recent trip to Nepal and Kenya to see how NIMH is helping bring cutting-edge research to bear on the problems facing individuals with mental illnesses in low-resource settings...Learn More
In this message, Dr. Gordon discusses the role of NIMH and others in the bench-to-bedside story of bexanolone, which has just been approved by the FDA as the first treatment specifically for postpartum depression...Learn More
April is Autism Awareness Month and in this Director’s message, Dr. Gordon discusses the past, present, and future of autism research...Learn More
In this Director’s Message, Dr. Gordon discusses research-based advances in the understanding and treatment of depression...Learn More

SAMHSA News Release

By: Tammy R. Beckham, DVM, PhD, Director, Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health Cross-posted from HHS Viral Hepatitis Blog Summary:  SAMHSA chief urges grantees and partners to address infectious diseases as integral part of the response to the substance use disorders epidemic. In a “Dear Colleague” letter sent to grantees of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) late last year, Elinore McCance-Katz, M.D., Ph.D., the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, put a spotlight on HIV and viral hepatitis – the often hidden consequences of the substance use disorder epidemic – and called on the public health and substance abuse disorders communities to strengthen coordinated efforts to address them. She stated,..Learn More
By: HIV.gov  Cross-posted from HIV.gov Blog The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has issued a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) through its Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) to support substance use treatment service delivery to racial/ethnic minority individuals at risk for or living with HIV. The grant opportunity is supported by Minority AIDS Initiative resources that are appropriated to SAMHSA...Learn More
By: Jon Berg, M.Ed., Senior Public Health Advisor, SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Treatment..Learn More
By Luis Vasquez, LICSW, Acting Director, SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Prevention During Alcohol Awareness Month each April, the nation takes note of the progress in reducing rates of underage drinking and celebrate the efforts of communities across the country who are working together to prevent underage alcohol use...Learn More

NIMH Director's Blog

Dr. Gordon discusses NIMH’s role in the HEAL (Helping End Addiction Long-term SM) Initiative -- the National Institutes of Health(NIH)’s all-in, coordinated response to the opioid epidemic...Learn More
Mental illnesses are a global problem. In this director’s Message, Dr. Gordon discusses his recent trip to Nepal and Kenya to see how NIMH is helping bring cutting-edge research to bear on the problems facing individuals with mental illnesses in low-resource settings...Learn More
In this message, Dr. Gordon discusses the role of NIMH and others in the bench-to-bedside story of bexanolone, which has just been approved by the FDA as the first treatment specifically for postpartum depression...Learn More
April is Autism Awareness Month and in this Director’s message, Dr. Gordon discusses the past, present, and future of autism research...Learn More
In this Director’s Message, Dr. Gordon discusses research-based advances in the understanding and treatment of depression...Learn More